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CMS Guide to Cross-Border Merger 2011


The CMS Guide to Cross-Border Merger, along with its accompanying Online Planner tool, allows businesses contemplating a cross-border merger in Europe to quickly and easily determine whether it is possible and, if so, who should be involved and how long it is likely to take.

As M&A activity continues to rebound, and as cross-border mergers become increasingly attractive, businesses are looking for clear advice on how they can structure a merger to minimise risk and limit their costs – particularly in light of the EU Directive on Cross-Border Mergers and the legislation unique to each relevant jurisdiction. The Guide takes both an EU view and profiles the legal landscape in 17 European countries.

Further, the guide comes with a unique, innovative Online Planner: a tool that allows businesses to map out a timeline for merger by taking into account all the requirements in each jurisdiction. The Online Planner can help businesses assess whether they can participate in a cross-border merger and, if so, understand what parties they must involve, the type and timetable for filing documents, tax considerations and issues related to employee consultation.

To request a copy or speak to our experts about cross-border mergers, please contact Martijn van der Bie, partner Corporate at CMS T +31 20 3016 453 or email to: [email protected].



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Roman Tarlavski
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